Working with electricity at height means using non-conductive glass fibre ladders. Paddock Wood Masonic Hall addressed this requirement by purchasing a set of Lyte Heavy Duty Glass Fibre Platform Stepladders from Ladderstore.
"The purchase was made so that we no longer had to move a 12 Step platform ladder from upstairs in the building. This 12 step ladder is of aluminium construction and was not suitable for one person to handle or dealing with electrical systems" said Dennis, Caretaker at Paddock Wood Masonic Hall.
"Glass fibre was chosen because of the non conductivity properties. As the Caretaker of the hall I need to clean, replace light fittings and air-conditioning filters. The platform ladder needed to fit in our under stair storage. After checking the product measurements on your website the Lyte Heavy Duty Glass Fibre Platform ladder was selected. The sturdy construction and platform means there is a place to rest tools and replacement bulbs if needed."
The Heavy Duty Glass Fibre Steps are certified to BS EN131 standard and are ideal for use where electrical hazards exist as they are non-conductive.
A unique strengthening beam incorporated into non-slip aluminium treads, rubber feet and aluminium side arms prevents slips and twists as there are no tapes to snap, or flimsy arms to break. The first tread is low down giving strength and rigidity to the stiles. The treads are double riveted front and back.
Rigid box section back legs with additional cross braces and 'k' straps for increased strength and stability. Back legs are also reinforced.
In addition, the Heavy Duty Glass Fibre Steps are also lightweight and easy to carry. A plastic tool tray to hold tools and equipment while working is also provided.
"Delivery was no problem and the lightweight nature of the ladders means only one person is needed to move the ladders in and out of storage."